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Aug 16, 2012 01:44 PM

Jeon Ju

Headed to Jeon Ju for some bibimbap for lunch today and it was gone. The space was totally gutted. Does anyone know the story? Did they move? Is it a giant remodel? I'm hoping it's not gone for good.

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  1. Couldn't be gone. I was just there 2 weeks ago!!! Maybe less than 2 weeks.

    OK, I'm trying to call but it's just ringing and ringing.

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    1. According to the LA Weekly, it's an extensive rennovation and they intend to reopen.

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      1. re: sku

        Aren't there bibimbaps EVERYWHERE in Ktown, even at supermarket/Ktown Galleria foodcourts? The $6 "normal' bibimbap special will probably disappear after this costly remodeling.

        1. re: TonyC

          Jeon Ju is known for having among the best dolsot bibimbap, at least if you follow what Jonathan Gold says. I really like the one at Beverly Soontofu, which is a relatively new addition to the menu. They've never failed to deliver on the nice crunchy bits of rice at the bottom of the stone bowl, which is the cardinal sin of dolsot bibimbap and an all-too-common occurrence.

          Mr Taster

          1. re: Mr Taster

            Thanks for the tip Mr. Taster, I'll try Beverly Soontofu's version while I'm waiting for Jeon Ju.

            1. re: Mr Taster

              Silly, but genuine, question. Doesn't one *always* get crunchy bits of rice when you let the rice sit long enough in the stone bowl?

              1. re: ilysla

                Unfortunately, in my experience, the answer to that is no. Well maybe a "bit" or two are there, but not a "bark" of crusted rice. That's what I like to see - and bite.

                1. re: Ciao Bob

                  Exactly. I'm not sure of the chemistry as to why some are significantly crispier than others. That's one of the bars by which I measure the skill of the restaurant cooks. To be fair, Beverly is not the "barkiest" but it is there, and it is good.

                  Mr Taster

                  1. re: Mr Taster

                    Hmmm.... Will see if I can make it to Beverly Soontofu one of these days. I tried Jeon Ju once. I recall enjoying the dolsot bibimbap there, but I also remember thinking that I didn't understand the fuss. Maybe I've just gotten lucky the few times I've ordered bibimbap (from other places)?